NYCHA tenant without furniture after ceiling leak

A NYCHA tenant in Brownsville says water damage ruined her bedroom furniture, and now the housing agency has taken two months to help her replace it.



Pauline Garner says she has been sleeping on her floor ever since a leaky ceiling soaked her bed.



"It was drenched, like they took my furniture and dipped it in the ocean," she says. "Just dropped it. That's the way the furniture was, especially my mattress."



NYCHA fixed Garner's ceiling after News 12 reported on the problem, but Garner is now seeking compensation for a new bedroom set and says she has been getting the runaround for two months.



The housing agency tells News 12 that it is going through the reimbursement process and is working to resolve the situation.



Garner says she has been withholding rent for the past three months out of protest and won't pay up until the issue is fixed.


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